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Chapter IntroductionSection 1: Duties and           ResponsibilitiesSection 2: Citizens and the           CommunityVisual ...
As citizens, we are free toexercise our rights. In returnwe are expected to fulfillcertain duties andresponsibilities. By ...
Section 1:Duties and ResponsibilitiesFor government to beeffective, citizens must fulfilltheir civic duties andresponsibil...
Section 2:Citizens and the CommunityCitizen participation is essentialto the foundation andpreservation of the U.S. politi...
Guide to ReadingBig IdeaFor government to be effective,citizens must fulfill their civic dutiesand responsibilities.
Guide to ReadingContent Vocabulary• responsibility   • draft• duty             • toleranceAcademic Vocabulary• global• inc...
Duties of Citizens         The privilege of U.S. citizenship brings         with it certain duties and         responsibil...
Duties of Citizens (cont.)• Along with the rights and freedoms  guaranteed in the Constitution, citizens  have responsibil...
Duties of Citizens (cont.)• Duties required of citizens:  – Obey the law (most important)  – Pay taxes  – Defend the natio...
Duties of Citizens (cont.)• Where does our tax money go?  – Pays government employees  – Maintain armed forces  – Help tho...
Civic Responsibilities         The voluntary responsibilities of U.S.         citizens include participating in the       ...
Civic Responsibilities (cont.)• Being a good citizen means more than just  doing what is required by law.
Civic Responsibilities (cont.)• Responsibilities:– Stay informed about government– Vote (gives elected officials consent t...
Guide to ReadingBig IdeaCitizen participation is essential tothe foundation and preservation ofthe U.S. political system.
Guide to ReadingContent Vocabulary• bureaucracy• welfare• volunteerismAcademic Vocabulary• percent        • domestic• regi...
Citizen Involvement        By volunteering, we make our        communities better places to live, gain        new opportun...
Citizen Involvement (cont.)• Volunteers contribute to their communities  and make them better places to live.• Good citize...
Citizen Involvement (cont.)• Government resources:  – Limited  – Run by large bureaucracies
Citizen Involvement (cont.)• Volunteerism:  – Giving time through activities such as    working at an animal shelter  – Gi...
Volunteers in Action         Young people can make a difference by         volunteering.
Volunteers in Action (cont.)• People of all ages, including students,  have many opportunities to contribute to  society b...
Volunteers in Action (cont.)• Ways of volunteering:  – Charitable organizations  – Community service group at a school  – ...
Citizenship• The combination of  rights, responsibilities,  and duties characterizes  what it means to be a  citizen of a ...
Why Should I Participate?• A key part of being a good citizen is taking an  active and engaged role in your community.• A ...
Our DutiesDuties are things we arerequired to do by law.• One of the duties of  all Americans is to  obey the law.• Americ...
Our ResponsibilitiesResponsibilities are things we should do. Civicresponsibilities include:• being   informed;• speaking ...
Active Citizens• Participate in community service• Do their part to make their schools, communities,  and the world a bett...
responsibility an obligation that we fulfill voluntarily
duty things we are required to do
draft to create an outline
tolerance respecting and accepting others,regardless of their beliefs, practices,or differences
global relating to the entire world
income money received from labor, business,or property
bureaucracy complex systems with manydepartments, many rules, and manypeople in the chain of command
welfare the health, prosperity, and happinessof the members of a community
volunteerism the practice of offering your time andservices to others without payment
percent a portion of 100
register to record or enroll
domestic relating to or occurring in one’s owncountry
annual covering the periods of a year oroccurring once a year
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  1. 1. Chapter IntroductionSection 1: Duties and ResponsibilitiesSection 2: Citizens and the CommunityVisual Summary
  2. 2. As citizens, we are free toexercise our rights. In returnwe are expected to fulfillcertain duties andresponsibilities. By doing so,we help ensure that ourgovernment will be effectivein serving our needs andprotecting our rights.
  3. 3. Section 1:Duties and ResponsibilitiesFor government to beeffective, citizens must fulfilltheir civic duties andresponsibilities. As Americancitizens, we enjoy many rightsunder our system ofgovernment. Along with thoserights, we also share manyresponsibilities. Theseresponsibilities help protectour rights.
  4. 4. Section 2:Citizens and the CommunityCitizen participation is essentialto the foundation andpreservation of the U.S. politicalsystem. Good citizenship does notdepend on each of us doing onlywhat we are required to do by law.The American ideal of citizenshiphas always stressed each citizen’sresponsibility to participate in his orher community.
  5. 5. Guide to ReadingBig IdeaFor government to be effective,citizens must fulfill their civic dutiesand responsibilities.
  6. 6. Guide to ReadingContent Vocabulary• responsibility • draft• duty • toleranceAcademic Vocabulary• global• income
  7. 7. Duties of Citizens The privilege of U.S. citizenship brings with it certain duties and responsibilities.
  8. 8. Duties of Citizens (cont.)• Along with the rights and freedoms guaranteed in the Constitution, citizens have responsibilities and duties.
  9. 9. Duties of Citizens (cont.)• Duties required of citizens: – Obey the law (most important) – Pay taxes – Defend the nation – Volunteer and draft – Serve in court (as a juror or a witness) – Attend school (education increases income and makes better voters)
  10. 10. Duties of Citizens (cont.)• Where does our tax money go? – Pays government employees – Maintain armed forces – Help those in need – Police and firefighters – Roads – Prisons and justice system – Other programs
  11. 11. Civic Responsibilities The voluntary responsibilities of U.S. citizens include participating in the political process and being informed.
  12. 12. Civic Responsibilities (cont.)• Being a good citizen means more than just doing what is required by law.
  13. 13. Civic Responsibilities (cont.)• Responsibilities:– Stay informed about government– Vote (gives elected officials consent to make decisions)– Respect others’ rights and show tolerance– Volunteer and be active in the community Citizen’s Duties and Responsibilities
  14. 14. Guide to ReadingBig IdeaCitizen participation is essential tothe foundation and preservation ofthe U.S. political system.
  15. 15. Guide to ReadingContent Vocabulary• bureaucracy• welfare• volunteerismAcademic Vocabulary• percent • domestic• register • annual
  16. 16. Citizen Involvement By volunteering, we make our communities better places to live, gain new opportunities to solve problems, and learn new things.
  17. 17. Citizen Involvement (cont.)• Volunteers contribute to their communities and make them better places to live.• Good citizens in a community: – Share interests and concerns – Help one another – Address many pressing social needs – Show concern about the welfare of others
  18. 18. Citizen Involvement (cont.)• Government resources: – Limited – Run by large bureaucracies
  19. 19. Citizen Involvement (cont.)• Volunteerism: – Giving time through activities such as working at an animal shelter – Giving money to charity
  20. 20. Volunteers in Action Young people can make a difference by volunteering.
  21. 21. Volunteers in Action (cont.)• People of all ages, including students, have many opportunities to contribute to society by volunteering, helping the community as well as individuals.
  22. 22. Volunteers in Action (cont.)• Ways of volunteering: – Charitable organizations – Community service group at a school – National service programs American Volunteers in Action
  23. 23. Citizenship• The combination of rights, responsibilities, and duties characterizes what it means to be a citizen of a free democratic society.• As citizens, we are free to exercise our rights.• In return, we are expected to fulfill certain duties and responsibilities.
  24. 24. Why Should I Participate?• A key part of being a good citizen is taking an active and engaged role in your community.• A well-planned project gives you opportunities to practice your rights and responsibilities as a citizen.• You make a difference by participating. Your efforts are needed, valued, and respected.• When you share your knowledge and skills to help others, you develop new skills and cultivate new knowledge.
  25. 25. Our DutiesDuties are things we arerequired to do by law.• One of the duties of all Americans is to obey the law.• Americans have a duty to pay taxes.• Another duty of citizenship is to defend the nation.
  26. 26. Our ResponsibilitiesResponsibilities are things we should do. Civicresponsibilities include:• being informed;• speaking up and voting;• respecting others’ rights;• respecting diversity; and• contributing to the common good.
  27. 27. Active Citizens• Participate in community service• Do their part to make their schools, communities, and the world a better place
  28. 28. responsibility an obligation that we fulfill voluntarily
  29. 29. duty things we are required to do
  30. 30. draft to create an outline
  31. 31. tolerance respecting and accepting others,regardless of their beliefs, practices,or differences
  32. 32. global relating to the entire world
  33. 33. income money received from labor, business,or property
  34. 34. bureaucracy complex systems with manydepartments, many rules, and manypeople in the chain of command
  35. 35. welfare the health, prosperity, and happinessof the members of a community
  36. 36. volunteerism the practice of offering your time andservices to others without payment
  37. 37. percent a portion of 100
  38. 38. register to record or enroll
  39. 39. domestic relating to or occurring in one’s owncountry
  40. 40. annual covering the periods of a year oroccurring once a year
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